Recipe: Sugar Cookie and Icing Glaze
Valentine’s Day is a day when we celebrate the love we have in our life whether it’s a significant other, relative or friend. Show your sweethearts how much you care with a yummy treat.
Wrap your cookies up in something just as sweet!
Sugar Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Divide the dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for two hours. Roll the dough out to about ¼-inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Leave one inch of space between cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit.
Cool for one hour before frosting.
Have fun when decorating—let your artistic side show!
Icing Glaze Recipe
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 4-6 tablespoons of milk
Combine powdered sugar and milk in a bowl and stir until smooth (the icing should not be too runny). Add more powdered sugar if necessary to thicken the glaze. Tint with food coloring. Use a separate bowl for each color needed.
Frost the cookie with the icing. Smooth the top with a spatula dipped in water. Use the edge of the spatula to scrape off any icing that has run over the edge of the cookie. The icing glaze hardens in a couple of hours.
Written and photographed by Jacqueline deMontravel
Produced by Diane Sedo